U.S. turns down Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Autopilot ‘brain’

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U.S. trade officials turned down Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25-percent tariffs on the Chinese-made Autopilot “brain” of its Model 3 among other electric automobiles, one of over 1,000 product denials associated with China’s industrial development plans. According to documents submitted by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and seen by […]

Tesla, Panasonic to seek gains before more battery investments

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Panasonic and Tesla will keep making new investments in the U.S. automaker’s Gigafactory as needed, but believe they can squeeze more out of present resources than earlier planned, Tesla stated on Thursday. Separately, Panasonic stated it was observing the demand situation in the electric auto market before making any further investments in boosting the capacity […]